These Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks look and taste as if they came right off the grill! No grilling here though you can bake these in the oven anytime and still get crunchy chicken drumsticks that are full of flavor.
This simple recipe is perfect for family dinner. We make these often and I always stock up on drumsticks when they are on sale in the grocery store.
Drumsticks are a great dinner option to have available. Kids love them so they are great!!! My Classic Chicken Drumstick recipe is a favorite with my kids.
How to make BBQ Chicken Drumsticks:
Drumsticks are a great dinner. They are easy to make too! All you need to do is mix your seasonings together well, and then rub the seasoning all over the drumsticks.
Bake in the oven, and then slather the BBQ sauce on the drumsticks when they are done. Serve with some potatoes and veggies and you are good to go!
- Chicken Drumsticks - I used roughly 4lbs which is about 12-15 drumsticks depending on the size.
- Seasoning Salt
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- BBQ Sauce
How to season the drumsticks:
Step One: Mix all your seasonings together in a bowl.
Step Two: Rub the seasoning mix all over the drumsticks.
Step one: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and a baking rack. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and set aside.
Step two: In a small bowl mix all seasonings together. Coat chicken in your dry rub and place on a baking rack. Bake for 40 minutes turning once about halfway through.
Step three: Remove chicken from the oven and brush with BBQ sauce. Place back into the oven and broil for 45-50 seconds on each side until all sides have been broiled and are crispy.
What temperature to bake Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks?
I bake mine at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes. It can vary depending on how large your legs are to make sure to check the temperature.
Your chicken legs are done when they are at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
The trick though is once they are done baking brush them in BBQ sauce and then place them back into the oven to broiler.
I did mine for just 45-50 seconds and flipped. Continue this until all sides have crispy skin.
What are some good sides to serve with drumsticks?
A lot of good and tasty sides go great with these drumsticks. From a simple salad to rice or mashed potatoes you can make almost any side with this meal. Try some of these sides!
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - Mashed potatoes are my favorite side dish! These simple and creamy Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are made with a few simple ingredients and done in less than 20 minutes.
Roasted Ranch Carrots - Need a quick side dish recipe that the entire family will love? Try these simple and flavorful Roasted Ranch Carrots. Made with three ingredients these roasted carrots are perfectly seasoned with ranch seasoning.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts - These Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are perfect in the air fryer. They turn crispy, and full of flavor when seasoned properly. This is the best way cook Brussel Sprouts.
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Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
- 4 pounds Chicken drumsticks
- 1 tablespoon Seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoons Garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Smoked paprika
- 2 cups BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and a baking rack. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and set aside.
- In a small bowl mix all seasonings together. Coat chicken in your dry rub and place on a baking rack. Bake for 40 minutes turning once about half way through.
- Remove chicken from the oven and brush with BBQ sauce. Place back into the oven and broil for 45-50 seconds on each side until all sides have been broiled and are crispy.
- Serve and enjoy!
Christine @ myblissfulmess
These drumsticks are AMAZING! I made them for dinner and served them with a pasta salad and some corn on the cob. Best BBQ chicken I've ever had, and the kids loved them too! Super easy to make, and budget friendly. Oh yea, and I'm assuming 2 drumsticks per serving, and used Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce (my favorite! also low calorie) and it calculated to 8 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. This recipe is full of all the wins! Thank you so much for such a flavorful, easy recipe.
That's awesome! So glad you liked them
Wow, these are fantastic!!
So glad you liked them!
Never tasted baked BBQ chicken drumsticks. After seeing these images I can't wait to make it for myself. Thank you for the idea 🙂
Hope you enjoy them Stephanie!!